UConn beats Louisville 93-60 to take the National Championship

UConn routed Louisville to win their eighth national title.

Freshman Breanna Stewart was Most Outstanding Player.

Highlights.

Interviews.

Analysis.

Numbers.

Photos.

Most interesting Final Four quote to me was that of UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis on Breanna Stewart: “That’s Stewie – she’s emotionless.”

1. That could make for a brilliant career.

2. I always thought KML emotionless when she was playing at Mater Dei.

More Final Four stuff:

Monday’s best quotes.

The Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis-Breanna Stewart partnership could be special.

Expectations were not fully met in the Final Four.

With Lindsay Gottlieb at the helm, Cal had a breakthrough season.

Muffet McGraw has swept the national coach of the year honors.

Lisa Leslie on Louisville-UConn and the future of Skylar Diggins.

Other college news:

In an interview, Brittney Griner admitted to being bullied.

Griner, part II: life off the court.

Purdue’s Drey Mingo will receive the Brady Sports Achievement Award this week.

Elena Delle Donne made a TV appearance.

Junior Kionna Kellogg has been granted a release by Minnesota and is leaving the team.

College coaching news:

Audra Smith almost played at Clemson. Now she’s their need head coach.

New NC State Coach Wes Moore is aiming high. He offers a link to the Kay Yow era.

Toledo has extended Coach Tricia Cullop’s contract through 2021-2022.

Shawnee State Coach Robin Hagen-Smith is retiring.

Missouri State will announced their new coach tomorrow.

Phil Stern will remain at UMBC, instead of going to Seton Hall.

WBCA coaches of the year:

Barbara Stevens of Bentley University was named NCAA Division II national coach of the year.

Kris Huffman of DePauw University was named NCAA Division III national coach of the year.

George Wilson of College of the Ozarks was named NAIA national coach of the year.

Kate Lynch of Community College of Rhode Island was named junior/community college national coach of the year.

Professional:

Liz Cambage won’t play for the Tulsa Shock this summer, either.

A few minutes with Connecticut Sun guard Kara Lawson.

Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve says the WNBA’s financial picture is getting brighter.

2 COMMENTS

  1. UConn brought it. Hit 13 threes. If Stewart can play like she did against ND and Louisville for the next three years it seems everyone else will be playing for second place. Two All Americans and Stewart back next year. Full credit to them for overcoming their nemesis ND. They still haven't won a close game but if they can play like that they won't have to.

    Full credit to Louisville also for probably the most historic underdog run in WCBB tourney history. Fell one game short but doesn't take away from what they've done.

    Great tourney overall. Parity is improving. Lots of good story lines. Will be interesting to see the metrics on attendance and TV viewership.

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